The other week, Josie Long tweeted a great flowchart joke about the Tory/Lib-Dem coalition Government. I was convinced it had to be made into a t-shirt. So, now I have a bit more time as a freelancer to indulge the occasional creative whim, I... made it into a t-shirt (it's possible I've paraphrased it - I can't find the tweet anymore):
Sadly, my camera and the lighting don't really do justice to the extremely vivid colours of the paint and t-shirts.
Additionally, I watched this wonderful UKUncut video the other day (in lieu of not making the protest itself on Saturday) - the Barclays Comedy Club was such a great idea that had lots of potential to go wrong (read BCC compere Chris Coltrane's blog about it here) but the fact it came together as well as it did is a testament to everyone involved. There's a line that Josie passionately proclaims during her set - so elegant in it's simplicity - that made me want to make another t-shirt... So... Um... I did...
Here are the t-shirts hanging up to dry:
I'm trying to improve my skills with this modest little screenprinting set - slowly working my way up to doing something more complicated than some negative cut-out prints (although it's pretty theraputic sitting on the floor, scalpel in hand, cutting out letters). I learned a few things today. Useful things. And I'm getting better - more confident and comfortable with the process. Perhaps next week I'll try some two colour prints and actually bother with registration marks.
That paint colour I bought is glorious:
If anyone wants these t-shirts - drop me an email. A bit of money for the materials and postage and they're yours!
UPDATE: All the t-shirts have now been spoken for. Thanks for all the interest and kind emails - really appreciate it. I may make a new batch at some point...